Expungement Lawyer in Miami, Florida

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When a criminal case is firmly in your past, and you are ready to move on with your life, an expungement lawyer in Miami, Florida can help you by sealing or expunging your court record.

As your expungement attorneys, The Law Offices of Ama Mariya Hoffenden helps you overcome the problems that come with an open record, such as gaining employment, finding a permanent place to live, and even starting getting approved for loans. By clearing your record and wiping it from public view, we will ensure you have a chance to move on, do more, and live your life.

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Why Do You Need a Record Expungement Attorney?

As your Miami expungement attorney, we are sure you will see the benefits of our expungement services in no time.

Criminal court record is considered public information and anyone is able to see the details of your arrest and your case and make judgments about you without knowing the full story – or understanding your journey since your arrest.

Working as your expungement attorney, the Law Offices of Ama Mariya Hoffenden will seal (or expunge) your record and ensure you have a chance to move on with your life without public records detailing your criminal history.

Requirements For Sealing or Expungement

To enjoy the benefits of record expungement, there are some requirements that you must first meet.

Successfully meet these criteria, and we can seal or expunge your criminal record, including felony records, to help you move on with your life.

The requirements include:

  • You must not have plead guilty or been found not guilty for a criminal charge
  • You were arrested but found not guilty of the charges against you
  • You filed your petition within one year of receiving approval
  • You don’t have any multiple prior arrests

There are also some other issues we will need to consider as your Florida expungement lawyer. We must obtain a certificate of eligibility, which includes evidence that you were never convicted, proving you meet all criteria listed above.

You must also never have received any withhold of adjudication for other crimes in Florida.

Not sure? The Law Offices of Ama Mariya Hoffenden can help you determine eligibility – and if we determine that you fit the requirements, we would be delighted to move forward and help you overcome this life obstacle!

When You Cannot Deny or Fail to Acknowledge Any Arrests

After your criminal record has been successfully expunged, there will still be some instances where you will not be able to either deny or fail to acknowledge that you have previously been arrested.

These instances typically tend to involve specific kinds of employment. Still, it is important to note that a judge will only be able to give your criminal records to a person or entity under these circumstances.

Some examples of this include:

  • Seeking employment with the Department of Juvenile Justice or organizations with direct contact with children
  • You’re a defendant in another criminal prosecution
  • Seeking employment in a law enforcement agency
  • Seeking admission to the Florida Bar
  • Seeking employment with the Department of Education

What Crimes Are Not Eligible for Sealing or Expunging in Florida?

There are also some crimes that a Miami expungement lawyer cannot seal:

  • Sexual battery
  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Stalking/Aggravated Stalking
  • Lewd Behavior
  • Burglary
  • Elderly Abuse
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Child Abuse

If you are still unsure whether sealing your criminal history of the felonies listed above is possible, don’t hesitate to get in touch. The Law Offices of Ama Mariya Hoffenden will be delighted to help you determine whether or how we can help!

How Can We Help With Expungement Process?

Are you eligible for criminal record expungement in Miami Bay, FL? Okay, so here is how we can help.

Our office will need to show the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that your case was dismissed, nolle prosequi, or that your case ended with a “Withhold of Adjudication,” meaning that you were ultimately not convicted.

Once this process begins, we will request all relevant information from you and get to work on expunging your record while you wait.

We will manage the entire process from start to finish, take the paperwork off your hands, and make it as seamless an experience as possible.

Miami Expungement Specialists Ready to Help

Miami, FL, criminal record expungement is a big step forward for your life – so be sure to entrust it with professionals!

The Law Offices of Ama Mariya Hoffenden handles all the paperwork for you, helping you first determine eligibility and then walking you through the entire process.

To find out more, call the team today at 786-353-4202, and we will be delighted to help you take the next step.


To connect with us, dial the phone number below or fill out the contact form and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.

4000 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 165-S,
Hollywood, Florida 33021
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FAQ about Record Expunge
Does your criminal record clear after seven years?

In most cases, white-collar crime is investigated and prosecuted by the federal authorities, but it is not impossible that a case might also end up in state court. 

Our team of white-collar criminal defense attorneys is fully equipped and prepared to fight your corner in federal court.

How long do you have to wait to file for expungement?

As long as you meet the requirements, you can begin the process of expungement as soon as the case is over. It might only take as long as it takes to obtain a certificate of eligibility.

The Law Offices of Ama Mariya Hoffenden then gets to work on your expungement case, in a process that may take between eight months and one year.

How much does it cost to hire a lawyer for expungement in Miami?

The cost of a lawyer for Miami record expungement varies – but The Law Offices of Ama Mariya Hoffenden is committed to providing the most affordable and competitive prices around.

If you are nervous about the cost of this process, why not give us a call? We are always happy to discuss your budget and your needs and help in any way we can to get you past this difficult life obstacle.

Will an expungement show on a background check?

Typically no. An expungement does not show on a background check unless you are applying for work in specific fields and a judge grants access to those performing the check to see the contents of the sealed record. 
An expunged record is sealed – meaning it is not accessible by the general public and does not come up on a normal background check.